Masked wrestling matchs are a Guatemalan tradition

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Masked wrestling match is a Guatemalan tradition

Latin America is famous for its masked wrestling, known more commonly as Lucha Libre. In Guatemala, it’s a sport that much of the country enjoys, whether the match takes place in the huge downtown stadiums of big cities or the dingy community halls in one-horse towns.

In 1976, Mil Mascaras, “The Man of a Thousand Masks,” made the sport famous by winning the heavyweight championship belt of the Latin America Association of Wrestling. Today, the match is a family tradition for Guatemalans of all ages.

Come with Americas Now to the squared circles of Guatemala to enjoy the sights and sounds of these high-flying, acrobatic athletes and the people who love to watch them wrestle.

Masked wrestling match is a Guatemalan tradition

Masked wrestling match is a Guatemalan tradition

Latin America is famous for its masked wrestling, known more commonly as Lucha Libre. In Guatemala, it’s a sport that much of the country enjoys, whether the match takes place in the huge downtown stadiums of big cities or the dingy community halls in one-horse towns.